Kingdoms of Love and Fear

Ahaz seeks comfort from his prophet Isaiah. Isaiah provides the reassuring messages that Ahaz’s enemies will be destroyed, but as we look back on further events, we see that there is no peace in violent destruction. We look forward to a life built on God’s love, rather than on the hope of violence. Sermon Text… Continue reading Kingdoms of Love and Fear

Prophetic Imperfection

A homily delivered December 15, 2013 at Ankeny UCC. Sermon text Matthew 11:2-11 Where do we find our comfort and value? Do we look to the palaces of the mighty, or to the rough imperfections of the prophets? Where do we find our truth today? In the approval of those with higher status, or in… Continue reading Prophetic Imperfection